21 lions have died in Gir in the last 18 days alone. The rising number of lion deaths in Gir in such a short span of time is a cause of worry for forest officials and conservationists. Infighting and infections in the liver and kidney are the main causes for the recent death of lions in Gir, the Forest Department claimed. As an immediate measure, Gir authorities have moved 31 lions to an animal care centre and have kept them in isolation. "No lions were found dead in any other area, 31 lions from Samardi area have been rescued and kept in isolation.